tadpole: the last episode
performed and created by Eddy van Wyk
presented and produced by us.
stage managed by Marina Buston.
performed at What Lab for Vancouver Fringe Festival 2019
A prophet in the hospital. A psycho in the village. The Age of the Medicated. What's going on? Is stigma blinding us? Are we sick? Is this part of the evolution of consciousness? Is this a dramatic collective nervous breakdown? Meds, drugs, doctors, healers, remission, recovery, numbing, awakening and sensation...
Eddy guides you in this under an hour journey physically and through her own writings about her experience navigating mental health in a western medical system. Eddy creates beautiful images, stories with her voice and her body to make you re-examine what you know about mental health and how we encounter it.